Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

In February of 2011 Arsenal defied the odds to beat Europe’s greatest - Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – 2-1 at the Emirates in the Champions League. That night the pitch was laden with midfield maestros; the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas to name a few. But the name which dominated the back pages the morning after was none of the above, instead it was a 19-year-old by the name of Jack Wilshere. With a passing accuracy of …
Arsenal v Bayern Munich | Champions League Preview

Arsenal v Bayern Munich | Champions League Preview

On October 20th, Arsenal welcome German champions Bayern Munich to the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League. Arsenal need to get something from this match. Disastrous defeats to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos have left Arsenal in a position where they need to get points against Bayern.  With no points from the first two games, Arsene Wenger is desperate for something against Bayern.  Bayern on the other hand are cruising through the group.  With six points from six, they'll look to …
Henderson vs Wilshere: England's Central Midfielders compared

Henderson vs Wilshere: England's Central Midfielders compared

World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

With the 2014 World Cup now glittering in the distance it is standard procedure for every football fan in England to select their own England squad. Their own formation. Their own route to glory. However, this time it seems slightly harder. England are not exactly blessed by world class squad depth, nor are they blessed with a world class starting XI. But, and this is a big but, the Three Lions are blessed with a potentially promising crop of young …
Player Performance Analysis | Jack Wilshere Vs Cardiff City

Player Performance Analysis | Jack Wilshere Vs Cardiff City

Without the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil, the Arsenal midfield has had to step up and Jack Wilshere did that in a big way, starting the game against Cardiff in the hole in place of Ozil, and while Arsene Wenger admits his best position is as a deep lying midfielder, Wilshere thrived in it.  Starting the game on his birthday, Wilshere put in what was probably his best overall performance of the season.  In a game that was tense and stressful, but ultimately ended …
Walcott Return Set Back Two Weeks - But Do Arsenal Actually Miss Him?

Walcott Return Set Back Two Weeks - But Do Arsenal Actually Miss Him?

Arsene Wenger confirmed on Monday that Walcott has suffered a setback in his return from injury and will be out for yet another two weeks. This kind of luck, or lack of it, is becoming quite typical for the gunners whenever a player seems like he may be on the brink of return. However, in the current set of circumstances it’s not quite as disastrous as it may usually have been. Even with Podolski, Chamberlain and Diaby all serving long …
Wilshere v Cleverley v Henderson | Stats Comparison

Wilshere v Cleverley v Henderson | Stats Comparison

There are three young English players who have been tipped by elements of their respective fan bases to be the future of their clubs. For Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, this statement is perhaps more likely to prove true than it is for Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley or Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson. All three play in similar positions, so looking at last season, who had the biggest impact on their team? [caption id="attachment_34726" align="alignright" width="182"] Wilshere's passing stats[/caption] Last season saw Wilshere return …